1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham 307 V8 from North America
They don't build them like this anymore
Side mirror, gas gauge.
In the family since new (31 years). Always garaged and never winter driven so it has zero rust (still has the original exhaust system!). Original paint too.
On the road, the 307 Olds engine (not 305 Chev) is smooth but sluggish. You can hardly tell when the 4 speed auto shifts and it puts modern transmissions to shame. The seating position is low compared to new cars. Handling is OK, but there is a world of difference compared to the 91-96 generation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th November, 2018
19th Nov 2018, 02:15
Pretty interesting. Your Caprice must be Canadian built if it's a sedan with a 307 under the hood. U.S. built only used the 307 for the wagons, and 305 for sedans.
20th Nov 2018, 15:06
Yeah. The distance stated in km instead of miles would make that rather obvious.
2nd Dec 2018, 13:05
Built in the USA for the Canadian market.
3rd Dec 2018, 23:37
No, they were not.
The Caprice for the Canadian market 1971-1990 were manufactured at the Oshawa assembly plant located in Ontario Canada.
16th Dec 2018, 19:22
It was in fact built in the USA. The 11th character in the VIN is X, which was the Kansas City plant. My parents ordered it new in Canada in December 1986.
17th Dec 2018, 23:44
OK I'm not doubting you. Doesn't make much sense to me when the Caprice (and various Pontiac models from that era) for the Canadian market were built in the Ontario plant for over 20 years.
Anyways that will all come to an end shortly as GM will be shutting that plant down. Another big, bold move that will bite them in the ass in the near future.